Libertines Reunited With Liberated Doherty
Pete Doherty, the estranged co-frontman for the Libertines has been released from jail and has wasted no time rejoining his ex-bandmates onstage at a gig last night (just as we were running out of headlines involving the words Liberty and Libertine)
After his six months jail sentence (for robbing flat of his onetime bandmate Carl Barat) was reduced to two months, Doherty was released from jail yesterday (October 8).
While Doherty was ejected from the Libertines back in June due to his erratic behaviour (which he later claimed was down to a history of drug abuse) it now appears rumours that the band wanted him back are true.
According to NME the group reformed on stage last night at the 200 capacity Tap N’ Tin club in Chatham, Kent, where they played a 17 song set that included ‘Death On The Stairs’, ‘What A Waster’ and ‘Up The Bracket’.
According to fans messages on the fansite www.libertines.org, the gig didn’t disappoint. The enthusiastic reactions ranged from “amazing, f**king amazing, far better then I ever could have imagined.”, to “Last night was truly amazing....one of the best nights ever - I knew it was happening but when they all walked on stage it just seemed too good to be true.”
After the release of their career-best No. 11 single ‘Don't Look Back Into the Sun’ the band were reported to be recording the follow up to their debut album ‘Up the Bracket’ without Doherty, though one would now assume the group will be reconvening in the studio with their original line up.